Story: One Families Success
How One Family is Making a Difference
This family migrated to Phrao, Thailand from Myanmar over 10 years ago.
They work as daily labour for local farmers picking longan, rice planting, and so on.
When the planting and harvest season is over they have no work. So the 7 adults end up staying home and have no job.
They have 4 kids and they were all going to school, but now Covid has changed their lives.
The family is now working with Aom in our Biochar Project. They collect biomass and turn it into biochar.
The family reports “We are happy to be making biochar. Because this keep us having job which mean we have income. Otherwise our life will be terrible. We rent a house, we don’t own a farm, and we have to pay a fee every year to extend our work permit to be able to stay in Thailand. As long as farmers want to get rid of biomass we now have a market for biochar. We will continue to work and make biochar.“
This is a win-win situation for everyone. The family has a new source of sustainable income, the work they do is important for the environment, converting biomass into biochar eliminates smoke and helps put carbon back into the soil.
Turning biomass into biochar
Collecting and bagging biochar